Negative Effects Metronidazole between MDMA and Alcohol

Published: November 20, 2015
Dear TeenHealthFX,

are there any negative effects of taking MDMA whilst on metronidazole, like the effects of drinking alcohol whilst on metronidazol

Dear Negative Effects Metronidazole between MDMA and Alcohol,


Metronidazole is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, skin, joints, and respiratory tract. TeenHealthFX was not able to find any research on the combination of MDMA and antibiotics. 


However, in no way does that mean it is safe. Using MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly) on its own can have serious consequences. Taking it with Metronidazole definitely won’t improve the situation. To complicate matters further, there is no guarantee what you are taking is MDMA alone. There is a false belief among Ecstasy users that “Molly” is a pure form of the drug. There is no truth to that notion. Whether it is Ecstasy or Molly, the user has no idea what is actually in the drug especially with the increase in synthetic substances that are added to drugs. Some of these chemicals have been reported to having substantial adverse effects. Remember the dealer is certifying the product not the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.)  So based on the properties of MDMA alone, adding another drug to the mix is a really bad idea.  


If you read the information packet that comes with your prescription you will find there is a warning about mixing alcohol with the medication. You should not drink alcohol while you are taking metronidazole and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it. Drinking even a small amount of alcohol (ethanol) while taking Flagyl can make a person very sick. Flagyl and alcohol together cause severe nausea and vomiting, flushing, fast heartbeat (tachycardia), and shortness of breath. The reaction has been described as being similar to the effects of Antabuse, a drug that treats alcoholism by causing patients to become very sick when they drink.
























Yik Yak was founded by 2 graduates from Furman University and was launched in 2013. The App inventors. Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll wanted to create an App similar to Twitter, but that was anonymous and based location. Using geolocative technology, users can only with others in an approximately 1.5 mile range. Messages are not sorted according to friends or followers, but are available to all Yik Yak users in the 1.5 mile radius, making it ideal for a university setting.  It is currently available for iOS and Android, Yik Yak allows users to vote on or reply to a “Yak” posted anonymously using a maximum of 200-character messages. It does not require a user name or log-in information and users, you just enter your phone number.


The anonymous nature of the Yik Yak messages makes it impossible to verify the real identities behind the messages, or determine whether they are actually students. Because the anonymity of the user, a growing number of critics are viewing it as a dangerous platform for bullying. Since the app was introduced, it has been used to issue threats of mass violence on more than a dozen college campuses, including the University of North Carolina, Michigan State University and Penn State. Racist, homophobic and misogynist postings have spawned controversy at many more. Colleges are largely powerless to deal with the havoc Yik Yak is wreaking. The app’s privacy policy prevents schools from identifying users without a subpoena, court order or search warrant, or an emergency request from a law-enforcement official with a compelling claim of imminent danger. This leads users to erroneously believe that they can post whatever they want without repercussions.  If you read Yik Yak's fine print it says the service can disclose to police each user's Internet protocol address and GPS coordinates, along with details about the phone or tablet, and date and time for each message. To help authenticate its customers, the service requires each user to provide a phone number to sign up. In California, a 17-year-old high school student was charged with three felony counts of making a terrorist threat earlier this month after he allegedly posted on Yik Yak that a shooting would occur at two local high schools. The student thought the threat would be “funny” and untraceable. The reality is that law enforcement monitors Apps like Yik Yak and other social media Apps for bullying or threatening messages.

In a campaign to curb harassment on college campuses over 80 women’s and civil-rights groups have formed a campaign to enlist the federal government to shut down applications like Yik Yak, which they claim foster an environment of exclusion and hate. As one student said. “You don’t know where the aggression is coming from, but you know it’s very close to you.”

The app was initially criticized for being a tool for cyberbullying on high school and middle school campuses. Technically, the Yik Yak app is limited to people 18 years and older, but it’s still popular with high school kids. In order to curb this problem the App developers developed “Geo Fences.”Geo-fencing refers to software or applications that utilize global positioning systems (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) that establishes a virtual perimeter or barrier around a physical geographical area, such as a school. These barriers actually make it near impossible to open the app on school grounds. Yik Yak has built virtual fences around approximately 90 percent of the nation’s high schools and middle schools. The developers also added filters to prevent full names from being posted. Certain keywords, like “Jewish,” or “bomb,” prompt this message: “Pump the brakes, this yak may contain threatening language. Now it’s probably nothing and you’re probably an awesome person but just know that Yik Yak and law enforcement take threats seriously. So you tell us, is this yak cool to post?” Another thing to consider: In December 2014, security researchers discovered and demonstrated a potential attack on the service, where a Yik Yak user could have their account compromised and having their identity revealed if the same WiFi network was being used.

So to answer the question: “Is Yik Yak A Good or Bad Thing,” it depends on how you use it.



Signed: TeenHealthFX